Resources for Residents and Programs

Don’t Miss the Annual Meeting

The AAOS Annual Meeting is an unprecedented opportunity for education and networking, including the Practice Management Course and Resident's Bowl. Explore all your Member Benefits.

Orthopaedic Video Theater

Exclusive new benefit for members in residency training!
Residents in U.S. and Canadian residency programs receive FREE access to Orthopaedic Video Theater, featuring nearly 600 peer-reviewed, high quality, surgical technique videos. View on the AAOS Access App 2.0 for iOS 10 or newer or Android, or visit for more information.

Join the AAOS Resident Assembly

The Resident Assembly provides you with lifelong learning, leadership, and the opportunity to impact the AAOS organization.

Prepare for Practice

Take advantage of the many Practice Resources offered by the AAOS. Find helpful information on ICD-10, HIPAA compliance, and payer issues - plus free Webinars and advice.

Launch Your Career

AAOS offers residents multiple Career Development resources and pathways, including information on postgraduate fellowships and a comprehensive Career Center.

Prepare for Certification

AAOS Orthopaedic Board Preparation and Review Course

April 10−14, 2018
Chicago, IL

A. Jay Khanna, MD
Francis H. Shen, MD

4.5 days of intensive review with extraordinary faculty prepares you to pass the most important exam of your career - the first time. Learning spans beyond the lecture with exclusive pre-and post-course content. Learn more at


Equip your residents for the rigors of training, performance measures, and certification with these cost-effective educational programs, plus free curriculum planning resources.

Available for Institutional Access 

         Musculoskeletal Oncology Review: Clinical, Radiographic, and Pathologic Overview and Treatment Principles
Developed in partnership with the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS), this independent study course presents essential content on musculoskeletal tumors and diseases required for successful preparation for the ABOS Part 1 examination or the OITE. Five modules cover 20 topics per module via recorded lectures, surgical videos, interactive learning, and clinical cases. $1,800/program/year

Provides residents unlimited access to 11 special interest self-assessment examinations with preferred responses, discussion and PubMed links. $104/resident/year

Instructional Course Lectures Online-Only 
Give your residents online access to the more than a decade of ICLs, through the current volume. $39/resident/year

Residency Programs also receive substantial discounts on all stand-alone AAOS educational products

Curriculum Planning and Instructional Skills

Business, Policy, and Practice Management in Orthopaedics
This Lecture Series offers a "curriculum-in-a-box" solution for programs that do not have a business principles series in place or are looking to augment an existing one. 

Resident Ethics Series
This six-part discussion series provides orthopaedic surgery residency programs with medical ethics and professionalism material to use in training programs. 

Clinician-Patient Communication
Gain the communication skills you need for successful patient-centered care. Deliver the ACGME “Core Competency” of interpersonal and communication skills and schedule a workshop.

Orthopaedic Educators Course
This renowned, highly-interactive course keeps you on the cutting edge of today’s most important educational developments. Offered annually in November. 

Resident Advocacy


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Residents play an important role in strengthening the Orthopaedic PAC and promoting issues that will improve care for our patients. Here's how you can get involved. Sign up to receive Advocacy Now updates.

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